Important announcement……

 

Training recommences this
Saturday at the normal time
with the following conditions
primarily set down by DHHS:
Masks must be worn at all times. No mask no train!
We ask that there be one dog with one trainer, particularly in puppy class.
Social distancing must be observed.
Vic Services QR scanning must be completed including visitors who will be asked to stand away from classes to observe.
Payment of Royal Canin and equipment will be contactless. Cash will not be accepted except for training fees which we ask is by coins only straight into the bucket.
Training card holders as per normal.
If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild you should get tested for COVID-19.
For visitors and new members, please read the following carefully.
We have been directed by the Bundoora Park Management to scan all participants and visitors with the Services Victoria QR code to fully comply with the Government’s contact tracing system. To ensure a smooth process, please load the app prior to arriving, which is available for download at the App Store and Google Play.

Info for you is here: https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in/ 

For members, this is in addition to the GSDCV scan of your membership tag.
Please remember to bring your membership card with you to register for your class and please wear it in class.
Hand sanitizer will be available
Access to the clubhouse and compound will be limited to necessary committee only. Please bring your own water, dogs will be catered for.
Members from last year
A reminder for returning members. If you have not updated your status, you can renew your membership via the club website here https://gsdcv.org.au/about/membership/membership-renewal/
Please note that our focus will be with new members joining the club unless you have no access to the internet whereby you can renew in person at Northern. Please arrive early to do that.
New members
For new members signing up: You can arrive from 1.00pm on wards. The earlier the better. You will need your dog’s vaccination certificate, treats ( chicken, cheese, sausage are good for the moment, bring plenty ) collar and lead and squeaky toy. Payment by plastic only.
Parking
Parking spaces are available at the end of Curtain Street Kingsbury.  There is an  area to the north of the clubhouse. Enter the park through the main gates, follow the road towards the golf course, then take the second turn to the left which is Grasslands Road. There is a sign on that corner.

For training and new member inquiries, please call Andrew Quinn on 0412 538791 or email awquinn@alphalink.com.au if you have any questions

Please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

The Northern Branch is the only metropolitan venue of the GSDCV to train on Saturday afternoons. This gives members from other Branches the flexibility of an alternative site when the situation demands a different day. We have a group of very experienced instructors who can give guidance in general obedience for nine week old puppies through to older mature dogs, obedience, trialing, Rally O, tracking and endurance.

Training times areObedience classes commence at 2.00pm, With regard to show training, we are not currently conducting classes.

We do encourage members to arrive about 30 mins prior to take advantage of the socialisation that occurs before classes.

If you have questions regarding the training of puppies and older dogs, purchasing a puppy or a membership inquiry, please call our Chief Instructor Andrew Quinn on 0412 538791 or awquinn@alphalink.com.au  Please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered.Thank you for your co-operation.

 

What Can You Do and Learn?

Training is fun, and your dog is rewarded throughout the training session.
Rewards can be food, a favourite toy or object or verbal praise. Make sure you bring any or all of them each week.
Training your dog involves learning all of the following then you will have a well behaved dog.
• Socialising with other dogs
• Focus and Watch Me
• Sit, Drop and Stand
• Recall (come back when called!)
• Walking calmly and Heeling
• Praise and Play
• Leave
• Problem Solving
• Meet other like minded GSD owners and their dogs and puppies